My ajebutters call this chicken the “corn flakes chicken” I have made this three times and we loved it all three times; so I decided to share it.
Nigerians love chicken and anything Asian 🙂 and that love led me to this chicken. I had tasted this honey and soy chicken and it was so delicious. The honey and the garlic gave the chicken a sweet and tangy taste. I had to make it spicy and Nigerian by adding dry grounded hot peppers(chilies). If you do not like spicy foods, please feel free to leave the grounded pepper out.
I have made this chicken both spicy and without any peppers and both ways taste awesome. My ajebutters did not even mind the heat. Gradually they are getting better with eating spicy foods. We are Africans and we eat all kinds of spices, so my ajebutters are gladly getting better at it.
Like most Nigerians, I believe we need to teach our kids how to eat spicy foods; except the are allergic to it, that is. Most Nigerian foods are rich in spices and this one (although partly Asian) is no different. I converted my local Chinese shop’s chicken into something to fit for us.
I remember when we first started doing spicy foods, I was first scared but as we kept making different dishes, we started getting comfortable and I am pleased.
Every Nigerian parent must introduce their children to some (even if not all) Nigerian spices. Get them used to it. Teach them about Nigerian cuisine. Teach them how our culture affects our food. I promise it would be fun.
And here goes the recipe
- 13 chicken wings
- 3 eggs
- ½ tbsp. of red grinded pepper, Cameroon pepper or red chili flakes(optional)
- 3 cups of Corn flakes(crumbled) or 2 cups of bread crumbs
- ½ tsp black pepper(use ⅛ tsp uziza seeds if you have no black pepper)
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup honey
- 3 garlic cloves(grated)
- salt to taste
- Wash and pat chicken dry
- Season with salt only and let marinate for about 1hour.
- While the chicken is marinating mix the eggs with the dry pepper and black pepper and whisk until well combined
- Mix the corn flakes or bread crumbs with a little salt to taste and set aside
- Pour the soy sauce, honey and the garlic into a small sauce pan and heat up slowly. Once you have brought it to a boil, turn the heat off and set the sauce aside.
- Toss the chicken in the egg mix, making sure each piece is thoroughly soaked with the egg; then coat each one in the crumbled corn flakes and place unto a none stick pan or unto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a 375 preheated oven for about 20 minutes (flipping once) until crispy or until the juices run clear.
- Once the chicken is done, toss it in the sauce and serve